Oh man! I'm sorry for what is happening with your mom and your job! I am hearing so many stories of employers just screwing over their people! I guess they are feeling like we are all just lucky they let us work for them!! Grrrrrrrr. Messed up. I bet your mom is glad you are around. We moms are like that! I don't have any experience with the plasma thing. I'm so afraid of needles...it's ridiculous. I suppose as long as you don't hurt your own health....if you have another bad reaction...I would stop. Keep smiling..you sound amazingly upbeat. Attitude is so important.